Biophilic Design is a great way of designing creatively, beautifully and sustainably. Here are three reasons why Biophilic Design is a winner and how plants play a key role in creating fantastic interior environments:
Connect with nature
As humans, we have an innate need to connect with nature. Today,Â our cities disconnect us fromÂ nature, soÂ greenery in our indoor environment helps us reconnect.
Think of your dream place to live or go on a holiday. These places are typically characterised by their natural beauty.
Biophilic Design using indoor plantsÂ provide a fantastic opportunity to â€œbring the outside inâ€ and enable your clients to haveÂ an emotional connection to their space!
Biophilic Design enables wellbeing and productivity
We can often think computers, printers and general office furniture are the only enablers of productivity. However, these emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which can actually lead to higher levels of sick leave due to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
This is where plants play a key role.
Designers and architects, you have the opportunity not only produce a beautiful looking space, but also one that isÂ healthy and productive. According to research conducted by The University of Technology Sydney (UTS),Â plants improve productivity by 10%, including improvements in attention capacity, creative task performance and time taken to complete computer tasks.
Wellbeing and productivity are key reasons why we should see plants as a necessity.
Biophilic DesignÂ doesnâ€™t mean you have a small set of rules to follow!
Plants provide you with different design options, from green walls to terrariums to floor and desk top containers. This enables design that isÂ from the heart, creating aÂ warm, welcoming andÂ pleasant environment for your clients and theirs.